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Chalcopyrite & Siderite With Quartz

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Chalcopyrite & Siderite With Quartz

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Locality: 
Bundenbach, Rhaunen, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 5.3 × 2.5 cm
Description

Chalcopyrite crystals on siderite crystals with quartz on a piece of a vein in Devonian slate. Minor damage, mostly at the quartz.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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